LB Polls: all set to hold polling on Saturday

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LAHORE, Oct 28 (APP): Polling process for First Phase
of Local Body Elections in the provincial capital will be
held on Saturday amid strict security of Pakistan Army and
Rangers.
According to official sources, a total of 4,305,880
registered voters (male and female) of the city will exercise
their right to vote.
In the city, 1149 candidates of Chairman and Vice chairman
and 5902 for General Member will contest Local Body Elections
of 274 Union Councils of the provincial capital.
A total of 1343 candidates of Chairman and Vice Chairman
filed their nomination papers, of whom, 190 withdrew while
4 have been elected unopposed.
District Returning Officers (DROs), Returning Officers
(ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) have already
been appointed by the ECP for this purpose, and they have been
asked to fulfil their duties in accordance with the provision
of law and rules and maintain impartiality.
Two army battalions will be on patrolling in the metropolis
on election day while no political party would be allowed to
set up office infront of any other party’s office.